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PhD awarded December 2019.

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018)

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Module 1: Influences on Learning and Teaching Roles and Relationships, University of South Wales (2018)

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Glamorgan (2011)


Hayley’s academic path began in 2008 when she came to the University of Glamorgan to study a BSc in Psychology. She submitted her PhD in 2018, which focused on the psychological implications of teleworking from an employee personal well-being perspective. Working in collaboration with other senior members of the department in 2013, she acted as a research assistant on a project funded by the Youth Justice Board, investing the speech, language and communication needs of young people from Wales in the youth justice system. In 2014 Hayley worked in collaboration with The Wallich, a homelessness charity in Wales, acting as lead researcher on a project funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. The project was a research and scoping exercise into the impact of alcohol on older people across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Since 2014 Hayley has worked as a Research Assistant for Newport Community Counselling Service (NCCS) and Senior Research Assistant at the Dyscovery Centre, a clinic which specialises in assessment and intervention for children and adults with developmental disorders. Alongside these roles, Hayley has taught on a broad spectrum of psychological subject disciplines, including both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her areas of expertise include developmental disorders, occupational psychology and individual differences. Hayley became a full-time lecturer in psychology at the University of South Wales in 2016, and in 2018 was appointed Course Leader for Psychology with Developmental Disorders.


Kirby, A., & Gibbon, H. (2018). Rationale and Use of Computer Screening Tools in Prisons for People with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. Prison Service Journal, 235, 1-48.

Kirby, A., & Gibbon, H. (2018). Dyslexia and Employment. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 44, 27-31.

Bartlett, H., Diggins, B., James, S. (2014). Alcohol and Older People: Research and Scoping Exercise into the Impact of Alcohol on Older People across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Welsh Government.


Conference presentations:

Gibbon, H. (2017). The effects of teleworking on employee perceived stress, isolation, loneliness and psychological well-being. Paper presented at the 2nd annual Faculty of Life Sciences and Education Research Conference, University of South Wales.

Mulcahy, J. & Gibbon, H. (2017). Connecting learners, practitioners and the community: mutual learning spaces. Paper presented at the USW SEP: Transforming learning spaces project launch conference, University of South Wales.

Gibbon, H. (2016). The Effects of Telecommuting on Employee Health and Well-being: A Comparative Analysis. Poster presented at faculty of Life Sciences and Education (LSE) conference, University of South Wales.

Bartlett, H. (2015). The relationship between predictor variables and counselling Outcomes in a University-based community counselling service. Research and Practice: Right and Wrong – A joint conference for Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Arts Therapies, University of South Wales.

Bartlett, H. (2015). A critical overview of existing literature surrounding telecommuting and individual well-being outcome effects. Paper presented at School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies Lunchtime Research Talk, University of South Wales.

Bartlett, H. (2013) A Comparative Analysis of Social and Emotional Components of Loneliness Across Different Work Styles. Paper presented at the Wiserd 2013 Annual Conference, South Glamorgan.

Bartlett, H. (2011). An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Online Gamers’ Personal Experiences, Feelings, and Attitudes towards Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. Paper present at the Welsh Branch Annual Student Conference, Swansea Metropolitan University.


Taylor, R., Evans, J., Stuart-Hamilton, I., Roderique-Davies, G., Pierpoint, H., and Bartlett, H. Speech, Language and Communication Needs Research Project for Young People from Wales in the Youth Justice System; £22,000; July – October 2013.

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